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New York Times, Friday, November 25, 2005

Powder used in paint pigment and matches

Author:
Joe DiPietro
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 30 Missing: {JQW} This is puzzle # 81 for Mr. DiPietro.
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© 2005, The New York Times11/25/05 ( No. 20,471 )
Across
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Israel's Arens : MOSHE
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Focus of an annual Fort Worth event : MISSTEXAS
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Have ___ for : ANEED
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Where Brits drive : ONTHELEFT
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Passed out : DEALT
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Examined, as another's affairs : PRIEDINTO
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"Silent Spring" subj. : ECOL
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Certain nobility : PEERS
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Per ___ : DIEM
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Reporter's item : NOTEPAD
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Half a comedy duo : MEARA
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Left in the dust : OUTRAN
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Apple computers introduced in 1983 : LISAS
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Embitterment : IRE
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Draft choice : PALEALE
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Photo ___ : LAB
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Former empire abbr. : SSR
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Cooling-off periods : ICEAGES
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DDT banner : EPA
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Some Caltech grads, for short : EES
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Try to find : SEEKOUT
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Broadcast inits. : APB
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1999 Stanley Cup winner : STARS
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More and more? : TRIPLY
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It's kind of corny : GRITS
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Narrow-width mortar tile installation : THINSET
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Tie up : LACE
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Round of four : SEMIS
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Shopper's convenience : TOTE
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For the time being : ADINTERIM
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They may be super : NOVAE
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Powder used in paint pigment and matches : ZINCOXIDE
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Sitting around : INERT
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Pitch : EIGHTYSIX
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Train crash site? : BERTH
Down
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Wasn't silent : MADENOISE
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Short, as a meal : ONECOURSE
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Abalone eaters : SEAOTTERS
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"God Knows" author : HELLER
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Setting for a Wash. Nats game : EDT
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Alternative to a Segway : MOPED
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About : INRE
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Hullabaloo : STIR
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"___ All That" (1999 comedy) : SHES
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Clarinetist Lewis : TED
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Shortens, in a way : ELIDES
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City near Dayton : XENIA
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Following : AFTER
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Botanical opening : STOMA
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Nostrum : PANACEA
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Old Church of England opponents : PAPISTS
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Toscanini and others : MAESTRI
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Security issue : LEAKS
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A "Spartan dog," according to Lodovico : IAGO
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Investigators : SLEUTHS
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Look of prurience : LEER
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Hurdles : LEAPSOVER
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Pastry shop treat : APPLETART
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Kids always lose them : BABYTEETH
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Fetor : STENCH
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Chant : INTONE
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Sugarcoating : GLAZE
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They have a central meeting place : RADII
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Sugarcoating : ICING
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Citizen rival : TIMEX
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Very hot : SEXY
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Twin sister of Ares : ERIS
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Late-60's fashion item : MIDI
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Kid : TOT
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Point : NIB

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later.

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